Our Masterpiece!


Our phenomenal cloak has been finished and turned out to be a real showstopper at the opening ceremony of our new school. Everyone was talking about it!

Brenda very carefully finished sewing the cloak and as you can see, there was a white panel for each class level from junior infants to fourth class to sign. Fifth and sixth class signatures were in the squares around the bottom and every teacher and staff member in the school signed another panel.

Grace wore the cloak during the procession of symbols at the opening ceremony and afterwards we all had our photo taken with the cloak in the hall….even Ms. Fay and Brenda.

What a wonderful day!

February 4, 2013. St. Brigid Project. 4 comments.

Almost Ready!

Our cloak is almost ready. We got every child and every staff member to sign the cloak. We are very graetful to Brenda who helped us sew and iron the cloak. We have been very busy over the past few weeks but it was worth it.                        

Written by Renitha and  Amanda.


January 31, 2013. St. Brigid Project. 5 comments.

Finishing Touches

Our cloak is almost there! Today we signed our names on a panel of the cloak which will be sewn in alongside our drawings. Each class level will have a panel in our cloak so that every child and staff member of the school will sign their name on it.

We are really looking forward to seeing the finished cloak!

January 29, 2013. St. Brigid Project. 4 comments.

Sewing our cloak

Today we worked on stage two of our cloak and this involved sewing borders onto our squares and stitching them together to form a panel. This was very exciting as everybody got to do some sewing on the sewing machine with Brenda’s help and supervision.

Look at how our panel has turned out! What adjectives would you use to describe it? Here’s one….exquisite!

January 24, 2013. St. Brigid Project. 3 comments.

An Amazing Cloak


We have been inspired by our research on St. Brigid to design and create a cloak representing her life. Each fourth class child will illustrate a scene representing St. Brigid’s life and her contribution to Ireland and we will sew these into a cloak.

We are very lucky to have Brenda Mohan to help us with the sewing and we thank her for sharing her time and expertise with us.

We began today by planning out our designs. We then sketched our designs onto a square of cotton before colouring them in. After the first round of colouring, Brenda and Ms. Fay ironed the squares to seal the colours and then we coloured them again. They were sealed for a second time and were given a final colour before being sealed for the final time.

Let us know what you think of the project and how you found each stage by posting a comment.

January 23, 2013. St. Brigid Project. 4 comments.